Don’t Risk Your Pet’s Health! August’s Immunization Awareness Month
Just like us, it’s important for our pets to stay on top of their vaccines and immunizations.
Giving your pets their regular vaccinations is the key to a long and healthy life. Regardless of whether you keep your dog or cat, inside or not, vaccines are essential in ensuring your pet’s health. Having a mobile vet makes getting these vaccines easy.
You’ve probably heard your vet stressing about getting your pet vaccinated but what does that really mean? And are these vaccines helpful? I mean the strays seem to be doing fine and they’ve probably never gotten a jab in their entire lives right?
Getting vaccinated may sound scary (I won’t even mention my trips to the doc) but the truth is that they do work. There are various diseases that your dog/cat may get vaccinated for based on several factors such as likelihood of exposure to the agent that causes disease and CORE vaccines that are deemed very necessary.
The most common combination for dogs which you probably are already familiar with is the DHPP vaccine. This protects your puppy/dog from distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza. This vaccine is considered as CORE meaning that your pet needs to get it. Another common one is the rabies vaccine however the Cayman Islands is a rabies free country. If your pooch is not planning a pet-cation up North any time soon or any other country where this virus is present, they wouldn’t need a rabies vaccine. Learn More about dog vaccinations.
For our feline friends there are vaccines for Feline calicivirus, Leukemia virus, Chlamydia felis bacteria, feline parvovirus, feline herpes virus, FIV and rabies. These vaccines are also done based on your kitty’s risk of exposure to the disease and some are also considered CORE.
Vaccinations have helped us to reduce the prevalence of many diseases and continue to be very necessary for our pet’s well-being as well as ours. Learn More about cat vaccinations
Once your pet has received their puppy/kitty vaccines, you can discuss with your vet what their recommended schedule for boosters will be. Some vet and clients may opt not to do booster vaccines for cats that are kept solely indoors and will never interact with other cats (except for rabies in countries where this disease is of utmost importance). Learn More about puppy and kitten checkups and vaccinations.
With The Mobile Vet Company we can talk you through which vaccines, protocols and schedule is best for you and your pet.